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Oscar Osthoff was born on March 23rd

Mr. Oscar Osthoff had outstanding results in weightlifting but also in other sports like American football, athletics, gymnastics and swimming as well. Born in 1883, March 23rd he was among the first weightlifters to win Olympic Gold Medals in St. Louis at the 1904 Olympic Games.

His greatest achievements happened at home during the third Summer Olympic Games where he defeated everyone in one hand Snatch. In two hand Clean and Jerk he had only one real rival, the Greek Mr. Periklis Kakousis who won against him and only allowed him to win a second place.

The multi-talented Mr. Osthoff even worked as a football and athlete coach at the Washington State University. He passed away as a professional consulting engineer at the age of 67 in December, 1950.